Founded in 2015, the Duxbury coalition is made up of adult and teen volunteers providing a multi-pronged approach to address issues impacting youth health and wellness ranging from drug and alcohol prevention and treatment to suicide prevention and mental health promotion.
Duxbury FACTS operates under the umbrella of South Shore FACTS and South Shore Hospital’s Youth Health Connection. “FACTS” stands for Families, Adolescents, and Communities – Together against Substances.
Duxbury FACTS unites the Public Schools, Law Enforcement, Interfaith Council, Government and Legislators, the Duxbury Student Union, The Parent Connection, along with concerned citizens, parents, and teens.
For more information, or to join Duxbury FACTS, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Duxbury FACTS is to cultivate a community that supports and advocates for a healthy lifestyle, seeks to reduce alcohol and drug use and fosters mental wellness, primarily among youth and young adults, in an environment that is positive, inclusive and non-judgmental.
The broad based coalition seeks to reduce substance use by using environmentally based strategies including:
Increase awareness about mental health issues among youth and adults with a primary focus on reducing stigmas and addressing the pressures to succeed.
The success of this effort relies heavily on youth involvement, with a broad spectrum of community engagement from the 12 sectors including: